Since 1983, the Café de Oriente has much to tell: legendary corners, spectacular terrace, admirable gastronomy, a professional team, everything, is living history at Café de Oriente, a place of dreams.
Its vaulted rooms show the remains of a 17th century convent. Later, in the 20th century, the space was occupied by a large printing press, until in 1983 Don Luis de Lezama decided to open the Café de Oriente. It soon became a gathering place. Among his regular clients are figures from the world of art, politics, music …
The prestigious Spanish cartoonist Antonio Mingote (1919-2012) found at table number 9, his place of inspiration for the cartoon of the day of the ABC newspaper. Currently, this table is a corner that pays tribute to the talent of the Café de Oriente’s the former friend.
Located in the heart of Madrid de los Austrias, next to the Royal Theater and opposite the Royal Palace. The Café de Oriente is one of the points of reference in the Plaza de Oriente, very close to the Sabatini gardens.
It is located halfway between the Almudena Cathedral and Calle Mayor, dono Between the Almudena Cathedral and Calle Mayor, where the Casa de la Villa, the Casa Cisneros, and the Torre de Lujanes are.
On the other side of the Café de Oriente is the Plaza de Ópera, which gives way to the pedestrian street of Arenal that leads to Puerta del Sol, one of the busiest centers of the city.
Without a doubt one of the best terraces in Madrid not only for its location in Plaza de Oriente and in front of the Royal Palace, but because it is open 365 days a year.
Any time of day is perfect to sit and enjoy both the views and the atmosphere of the area.